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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. incongruous;inviting ridicule;
- Example: "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"
- Example: "that's a cockeyed idea"
- Example: "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"
- Example: "a contribution so small as to be laughable"
- Example: "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"
- Example: "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"
- Example: "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
[syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]

2. having no intelligible meaning;
- Example: "nonsense syllables"
- Example: "a nonsensical jumble of words"
[syn: nonsense(a), nonsensical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nonsensical \Non*sen"si*cal\, a. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous. -- Non*sen"si*cal*ly, adv. -- Non*sen"si*cal*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nonsensical adj 1: incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous] 2: having no intelligible meaning; "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words" [syn: nonsense(a), nonsensical]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonsensical": Pickwickian, absurd, asinine, askew, beyond belief, bizarre, cockamamie, crazy, dumb, extravagant, fantastic, fool, foolish, grotesque, high-flown, idiotic, imbecilic, incredible, irrational, laughable, loony, ludicrous, mad, meaningless, monstrous, moronic, nutty, outrageous, outre, poppycockish, preposterous, ridiculous, rubbishy, screwball, screwy, senseless, silly, skimble-skamble, stupid, trashy, twaddling, twaddly, warped, weird, wild